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The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring

16701 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860-1100
+1 240-389-4386
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Great fun for the whole family!

My family decided to spend Father's Day 2018 at the Adventure Park and it was a memory that will be... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jennyclark8675309
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West Friendship, Maryland
Great Fun. Helpful Staff.

This place is so much fun for kids as well as active adults. There are a variety of courses easy... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kari M
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The largest Adventure Park in North America. Challenge Yourself! Over 200 Platforms high in The Trees, covering 5 acres, interconnected by zip lines, ropes, obstacles, challenges and fun! 13 Separate courses, 6 difficulty levels, from beginner to insane. Unlimited climbing for 3 hours. Ages 5 - 84 (so far!) Reservations welcome 7 days a week, March-December.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“zip line” (53 reviews)
“safety briefing” (23 reviews)
“three hours” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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16701 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860-1100
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+1 240-389-4386
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My family decided to spend Father's Day 2018 at the Adventure Park and it was a memory that will be cherished by us all. It was me, my husband and two daughters (18 and 22) and every single one of us had a blast. I...More

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Ty G, General Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Wow!! Glad to see you were able to conquer 3 greens and then finish the day off with a blue!! I am tired just reading what you accomplished. Thank you for spending your Fathers Day out here at the park as well. Maybe next time...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is so much fun for kids as well as active adults. There are a variety of courses easy, mid-, and challenging so no matter what your skill level, you can have a great time. Staff are super helpful from assisting with learning how...More

Thank Kari M
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Ty G, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Kari - Thank you for your awesome review of our Park! The Adventure Park is meant for all ages, from as young as 5-years-old to even as old as 90-years-young! We also pride our guest's safety over everything so you have the best climb,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My 14 year old son and friends just did the Glow Night event this weekend and loved it. The staff was wonderful, the scene with all the lights on, a fire burning outside the trails and the moon overhead was magical. The boys had a...More

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Ty G, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind review of The Adventure Park! We are excited that you had an awesome time at our popular Glow in the Park event! We pride outselves on creating a safe and fun environment for all ages to enjoy. We hope to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were first time adventurers to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary and man did we have a blast! I studied and worked out of ropes courses after college, this one is awesome! The attentiveness of the staff to the layout and timing...More

Thank Aaron S
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Ty G, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thank you for your fantastic review, and a happy wedding anniversary to you and your wife as well. As the largest Adventure Park in the world, we aim to have a good amount of challenging and fun courses for all ages to enjoy....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here once a year for the past 5 years and this year the check-in and demonstration were very streamlined. The courses were longer and better than I remember and boy oh boy do I wish they had a groupon for a family...More

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Ty G, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you for your awesome review!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This adventure Park is great! I see some reviews complain you could only get through the course 3x's, when most rope climbing/zip lining courses only allow 1x. The courses go from easy to expert. Great problem solving for kids and scouts. A must go!

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Ty G, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you for your awesome review of our Park! We love to see all ages conquer our courses and just know - you can always come back for more. We hope to see you in the trees again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 2 granddaughters as a birthday treat to Adventure Park. The girls are 12, nearly 13, and 13. In spite of rain, ranging from sprinkles to downpours, the girls had an absolute ball. One had been here before and was more confident at...More

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Ty G, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you for your awesome review of the Adventure Park! We loved to hear you had a blast in our Trees, whether it be challenging yourself on our courses or building confidence. We hope to see you at the Park again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast here with all our teenagers. We did the last call and it’s so nice at night with the lights on. Next I think we’ll try the glow in the dark package. I give this place 5 stars and encourage others to...More

Thank Debbie M
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Ty G, General Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you had a great time. Our Glow in the Park events are even better! Hope to see you back in the trees soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went as a part of a group for a 40th birthday party and really enjoyed the experience. Our group was a mix of those with and without experience and I thought the training was thorough and at the right pace. Staff were helpful with gear...More

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Ty G, General Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Over the hill and through the trees....So glad to see you chose us to celebrate the big 40!! We are glad everyone was challenged and had a great time. We hope to see you back in the trees soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my 8-and-a-half year old son here this Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday after about a half hour of climbing time we were thunderstormed-out. They gave us a full-price voucher, which we used on Memorial Day (Monday). My son took to it like a...More

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Ty G, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review! We strive to have adventures for all ages in our trees, especially to bring our climbers outdoors and get active. We do have options to purchase season passes if you are interested as well. We hope to see you...More

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amandalester41
October 14, 2017|
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Response from Ty G | Property representative |
Hello!! Groups are always welcome! Busy times vary depending on the day, so we advise making reservations to secure your climb time! Feel free to call our office at (240) 389-4386 to make your reservation!
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Dllora
November 13, 2016|
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Response from nkvmd | Reviewed this property |
Their current prices should be on the website. We paid $54/adult, $50 for my 11 year old; covers the gear, initial instruction, followed by 3 hours of climbing
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How does the park avoid long wait times at each obstacle? Hello ~ sent this email directly to the Park Manager and have not received an acknowledgement and/or response. While we returned during the day and payed more, we'd like to try the Twilight Adventure but are hesitant based on our last experience, Any insight on whether or not the park has a process in place to ensure no "back-ups"/long waits at each obstacle? We certainly did not get our money's worth of zip lining on this evening: This past Saturday night, we surprised my son and took him and a couple of his friends (ages 13, 14 and 15) so they could experience the park in the evening. The weather was absolutely perfect and they couldn't wait to get started! After training, off they went ... huge smiles on their faces and high-fiving all the way to the start of the courses. As parents, we thought we'd earned some brownie points and high-fived as well! When we came back at 10pm for pick-up, to our shock and surprise, all 3 of them were sitting on a bench looking pretty despondent and the mood was somber (the complete opposite of when we left). I asked how things went and they said it was a huge disappointment. They didn't get to zipline much during the 2 hours they were there and clearly, they were upset. We were all hoping that this would be a night for them to remember and felt awful for the boys. We rode home in silence, and in an attempt to salvage the evening, I promised we'd go again and perhaps even try another park in the area. That perked them up a little. Apparently, it was great at first, especially when they felt like they had the park to themselves after 3-4 obstacles. Then all of a sudden, they caught up with a group of 3 20-something year old girls. This is when things went awry. These girls took an inordinate amount of time getting from one obstacle to the next. They'd start out by taking numerous selfies and then waited for each girl to get to the other side before moving onto the next platform. They used this "process" (selfies first, then waiting for each other on the other side of the ziplines before starting the next) the entire way through the obstacle. By the time the boys finished this 1 single obstacle (well over an hour!) all the others in the park (the ones they really wanted to hit) were shut down. The only ones left were the easy ones (purple and yellow). I asked if there was an employee in the park who either went with them as a guide or was simply walking around and monitoring the pace at which people moved through the obstacles, thinking that this could have helped to move these girls along. The boys said no and there was absolutely nothing they could do to address the situation. They basically felt "trapped" and just followed behind these girls. I thought that by sharing this experience with you (vs. complain about it on social media), you'd have a chance to address what could possibly be an ongoing problem that others have encountered. It surprised me that there aren't staff members walking around through the park (or even "stationed" at platforms), ensuring that the traffic is flowing and people are moving at a good pace through the obstacles. While the whole concept of ziplining in the evening was super exciting, we may just opt to go during the day. I'm hoping they'll want to give SS Adventure Park another try! Thanks for the opportunity to share this feedback.
July 7, 2016|
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Response from prontoeli | Reviewed this property |
Did the boys ask the girls if they could go ahead of them? I've found that there can be folks who are moving more slowly for many reasons (other than selfies) such as nervousness or inexperience - there seems to be a norm of... More
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